Athletic Field Maintenance Crew Chief (maintenance Crew Chief)

Location
Park Authority, Virginia
Salary
$39,270.61 - $65,450.53 Annually
Posted
Jun 09, 2020
Closes
Oct 07, 2020
Ref
20-00526
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Job Announcement

This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions. Supervises and participates in the work of an assigned athletic field maintenance crew. Inspects and completes maintenance of athletic fields, or other park facilities; prepares diamond fields daily, grooming synthetic fields, marking fields, checking facilities and site-amenities for damage and making necessary repairs. Determines and lists materials, tools and equipment needed to complete daily assignments. Uses gas power equipment. Inspects and operates tractors, loaders, groomers, utility vehicles, all with attachments and other equipment, and hauls equipment and materials. Uses walk-behind and hand-held power equipment. Informs supervisors of conditions requiring special attention. Maintains tools and equipment in good working order. Completes required documentation and daily work reports. Removes debris and litter from athletic fields and ancillary facilities. Participates in snow removal and de-icing operations. Supervises, evaluates and ensures that staff has been trained in and follows safety requirements for equipment operations and maintenance procedures.

Note: Work hours are 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, with overtime required when necessary. Occasional weekend, evening, and holiday work required. Positions are subject to transfer to other maintenance operation locations. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of the position.

Location: Reports each morning to either 3200 Jermantown Road, Oakton, VA (Area 1), 8116 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA (Area 2), 6901 South Kings Highway, Alexandria, VA (Area 3), 10401 Burke Lake Road Fairfax Station, VA (Area 4), 4501 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, VA (Area 5), or 1410 Hunter Mill Road, Reston, VA (Area 6) and is dispatched to assigned parks.

Illustrative Duties

  • Leads, inspects, and reviews the work of a crew engaged in a variety of semi-skilled maintenance and/or construction activities;
  • Inspects projects in progress and upon completion;
  • Advises residents of county responsibility and refers them to the proper authority when appropriate;
  • Estimates the amount of material to be used on a job;
  • Prepares reports;
  • Leads and/or participates in the building of walks, curbs, and gutters;
  • Ensures that crew members have been trained in the proper use of equipment;
  • Ensures that safety procedures are followed;
  • Assists crew members in the operation of various types of trucks and equipment such as flat-bed trucks, utility bucket trucks, snow plows or spreaders, combination vacs, rodders, and extenda-jets;
  • Responds to emergency situations including snow, flooding, and other designated emergencies;
  • Monitors and reports complaints;
  • In absence of the supervisor, performs duties of dispatching crews, preparing work orders, entering on-line time and attendance reports, preparing accident reports, addressing citizen complaints, etc.;
  • May assist in preparing safety tailgate topics for crews and presenting safety topics at meetings;
  • Inspects and reviews the work of crews engaged in a variety of maintenance and construction activities;
  • Oversees and is engaged in the work of assigned crews;
  • Engages in safe working practices and complies with safety programs and guidelines;
  • Reports and monitors unsafe working conditions;
  • Complies with safety competencies.


Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment commonly used in the maintenance and construction of sanitary sewers, walk ways, roads, lawns, parks, etc.;
  • Knowledge of common hazards and safety precautions;
  • Working knowledge of safety codes;
  • Working knowledge of computers;
  • Ability to use tools, equipment, and materials pertinent to the construction and maintenance trades;
  • Ability to follow and interpret written instructions, diagrams, location maps, blueprints, and manufacturers' manuals;
  • Ability to follow and relay oral instructions to labor crew in performance of work orders;
  • Ability to organize and make oral presentations of safety topics and field operating guidelines at tailgate meetings;
  • Ability to accurately estimate time and material needs, determine when repair is not economically practical, and perform routine clerical tasks and arithmetical computations;
  • Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;
  • Ability to retrieve, modify, and print computer documents on a computer;
  • Ability to lead a crew in the performance of their duties;
  • Ability to perform duties requiring manual dexterity and mechanical aptitude;
  • Ability to work outside with regular exposure to severe weather, noxious fumes, and high levels of dust;
  • Ability to perform medium to heavy labor;
  • Ability to comprehend and comply to safety practices;
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with customers, employees and supervisors.


Employment Standards

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from high school or possession of a GED issued by a state department of education; and two years of experience in maintenance, construction, or a related field.

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
  • A valid motor vehicle driver's license is required.
  • Class A CDL learner's permit within 45 days of appointment.
  • Class A CDL with Air Brakes Endorsement within 9 months of appointment.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driver's license check to the satisfaction of the employer.

Some positions within this classification maybe required to work overtime and are subject to 24 hour emergency callback.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • At least two years of supervisory experience.
  • At least two years performing maintenance activities on athletic fields.
  • Ability to operate hand-held, walk-behind and riding grounds maintenance equipment such as string trimmers, sod cutters and utility tractors with implements.
  • Knowledge of maintenance of irrigation systems.
  • At least three years of maintenance, construction or related experience.
  • Experience with equipment such as: skid-steers with attachments, tractor with attachments, riding mowers and infield conditioners.
  • Small equipment experience with chainsaws, weed-trimmers, edgers, blowers, walk-behind mowers.
  • At least three years of experience with the repair and maintenance of outdoor maintenance equipment such as mowers, tractors and landscape equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to lift 50 pounds regularly, and work outdoors in variable weather conditions performing physical labor. Ability to traverse uneven ground. Ability to bend, twist, turn, stand, sit and stoop. Ability to operate motor vehicle and trailer. Ability to operate grounds equipment. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.